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Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 released

This is copied from Donna's post in the Virus and Securities forum.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 has just been released. A minor update, this version fixes a few security holes and some other bugs. If you're using Firefox 1.0, you want this release. The Firefox Release Notes have also been updated and The Burning Edge has an unofficial Firefox 1.0.1 changelog. Download links can be found on the official Firefox product page. You can also check the full article for some BitTorrent links.

Update: We've been asked to point you towards bittorrent.mozilla.org for the BitTorrent links.

Another Update: At the demand of the Mozilla Foundation, we've removed the direct links to the Firefox 1.0.1 FTP directory. Go to www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all.html to see all the builds. We understand using the download links on the mozilla.org site places less strain on the servers due to the mirroring configuration.

http://mozillazine.org/articles/article6129.html

Download Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 (English version for Windows in http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-1.0.1&os=win&lang=en-US). Other languages and OS, go to http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all.html

Change Log in http://www.squarefree.com/burningedge/releases/1.0.1.html

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Firefox 1 0 1

Do we uninstall Firefox 1 first before downloading 1.0.1.

I have been told that there is a patch coming out in about 10 days time which will save you having to do this.

Any knowledge of this please

Liz

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I uninstalled F1.0 first

after exporting my bookmarks, and saving my plugin folder to my desktop just in case.

But Firefox 1.0.1 found the bookmarks anyway. I haven't investigated the plugin folder yet. I will probably re-downlod them frm mozilla.org.

Mark

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I thought Firefox didn't have any security leaks

or other bugs. Isn't that what everyone has been saying when they tell people to switch?

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Nope....

"Holes" will be found in almost any type of software..It is important to note that Firefox has quickly fixed their recent program faults...The primary advantage of Firefox is that it doesn't run ActiveX and Scripting by default like Internet Explorer..Most of the current brand of spyware and viruses are being transmitted by ActiveX and Scripting exploits at various "bad" websites and in HTML e-mail clients.

Still, it is important to note that Internet Explorer settings can be adjusted so that they don't run ActiveX and Scripting either...Most users simply don't select that option because it's not a default setting.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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